As she proved with the first book in this series, Elizabeth Jade has a gift for writing for children. With the follow-up, she has created another heart-warming story that continues the saga of Akea, Kazakh and their husky/wolf offspring. As Akea strives to keep her family safe while watching out for the rest of the pack, she must also deal with wayward Salvador, who is more difficult to control. And as if that weren’t enough, there’s the legendary Great White Wolf to worry about, too.
There’s a difference in the quality of the writing this time round – as well as being more thoughtful and descriptive, some passages are quite beautiful. Ms Jade perfectly captures the atmosphere of life as part of the wolfpack and its many challenges. I’ve said before, her stories remind me of Jack London’s ‘Call of the Wild’ and with ‘His Mother’s Son’ she proves she not only has a knack for creating realistic and powerful characters, but a talent for describing the wild settings they inhabit with a natural confidence that is quite charming.
Together with delightful illustrations by Anthony Wallis, this is a lovely book that will have a wide appeal.